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Jackson has eye on Liechtenstein home

Brother Jermaine hunting for new Neverland in tiny country
/ Source: Reuters

Pop star Michael Jackson could soon have a home in Liechtenstein, the 60 square mile Alpine principality nestled between Switzerland and Austria, a musician and family friend said Friday.

Al Walser, a Liechtenstein DJ whose family has been close to the Jacksons since the 1970s, told Reuters by telephone he had helped Jackson’s brother, Jermaine, search for a family home in the mountains.

“They are not looking for another Neverland,” he said, referring to Jackson’s Californian theme park ranch. “They are drawn to the mountains, the postcard views, and the respect for privacy.

“The family is definitely keen, although the focus now is on the trial.”

Jackson is set to stand trial in January on 10 charges including child molestation. He has pleaded innocent.